5 August events that can’t be missed
The summer holidays might make August a month filled with quieter commutes and colleague-less offices, but that certainly doesn’t mean London is closed for business. From exercise pop-ups to our very own yoga and brunch session, these five events are just the ticket for anyone seeking some summer balance in the capital.
1) PLAY TIME: Eccleston Yards Croquet Pitch
A community hub of wellness and creativity, how about heading to the beautiful Eccleston Yards – which, for the whole of August, will be transformed into a croquet pitch? Sessions run all day, so whether you’re looking for a way to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning, or you and your work mates fancy swapping the packed pub for some drinks and friendly competition, there’ll be something for you at Eccleston Yards. It’s £10 per group (of up to six) for 30 mins, and all profits will go to the fantastic charity, Doorstep Library. Sessions can be booked via email at bookbelgravia@
When? Everyday throughout August, from 11am – 10:10pm
Where? Eccleston Yards, off Eccleston Place, London SW1W 9AZ
2) FOODIES + FESTIVAL GOERS: Vegan Days
A plant-based party with a festival set-up, the incredibly popular Vegan Nights team are kicking off VFor – two weeks of vegan and conscious living events at the Truman Brewery – with their very first ‘Vegan Days’. During this family-friendly weekend, the Truman Brewery will play host to an ethical market place, special wellness activities, plenty of bars, and heaps of your favourite plant-based stalls, shops and pop-ups. Basically, it’s a social and relaxed weekend filled with the (coconut) cream of the vegan crop. Good music and a truck-load of jackfruit? What could be better?
When? 3rd & 4th August, 11am – 6pm
Where? Vegan Days, By 146 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QN
3) GET SWEATY: MOVE On the Roof
Keen to avoid stuffy, overcrowded gyms this summer? Head along to Market Hall Victoria – the picturesque roof terrace at Victoria station – to get your sweat on as the sun rises over the capital, with MOVE. Bringing London’s best coaches in on their mission to get us all moving our bodies in as many ways as possible, get your heart pumping in the Primal Fit class with MOVE founder, Christian Lewis-Pratt, practice your breathwork with the legendary Richie Bostock, or perfect your downward dog with Lululemon ambassador, Kim Hartwell. With beautiful mats provided by YogiBare, and Vivo Life dishing out the post-workout fuel, it’s a truly unique way to start your day.
When? 12th – 24th August, twice daily (once on Saturdays)
Where? Market Hall, Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND
4) BE ZEN: BALANCE Yoga & Brunch
Kick off your Saturday morning with an outdoor yoga session soundtracked by a live orchestra at Bloomberg Arcade, before dining on a delicious post-workout brunch at neighbouring Ekte – a Scandinavian restaurant serving traditional breakfast classics as well as Nordic speciality dishes. A sleek culinary hub with a glass-covered outdoor space that boasts serene views, Bloomberg Arcade is the perfect location for this grounding yoga flow, where the focus will be on seeking inner peace, self-confidence and balance in body and mind, followed by nourishing and re-fuelling with a hearty, healthy brunch.
When? 17th August, from 09:30am – 12:30pm
Where? Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR
5) BANK HOL HORTICULTURE: Green Rooms Market
If you’re green-fingered, a visit to Green Rooms Market is a must. Bringing together independent plant sellers from South East London under one roof, these popular markets are free to enter, and provide the ultimate botanic shopping experience, as well as live music, food and drink. Their next event is set to be a biggie: hosted in Peckham Springs, you can expect a lively buzz and atmosphere, with the chance to learn and create in the various horticultural workshops, and of course, an epic selection of independent retailers. Bring the kids, dogs and grandma, and spend your Bank Holiday weekend wandering through the market of plants, pots, macrame, terrariums and all things botanical.
When? 25th August, 11am – 5pm